What are the provisions in the Indian Contract Act related to Quasi-contracts?
In Contract Awareness Forum
Jan 21, 2021
A Quasi Contract is an Obligation that is created by a court or by law one any party to avoid unjust or unfair enrichment/benefit to that party. This often occurs when any party is enriched with some benefit at the expense of another party and retention of such benefit would prove to be unjust. Quasi Contracts are not expressly mentioned in the Indian Contract Act, 1872, however Sections 68-72 under Chapter 5 of the Indian Contract Act talks about ‘Certain relations resembling those created by contracts’ which is inherently what Quasi Contracts Entail.